Mobile operators bag 0.6m new subscribers in January

| Updated: February 24, 2023 12:36:08

Mobile operators bag 0.6m new subscribers in January

The mobile operators added 600,000 new subscribers last month (January), taking the total number to 180.80 million in the country, according to latest BTRC data.

The number is, however, only 20,000 higher than that of the total subscribers registered in January 2022.

The third largest mobile operator Banglalink added the highest number of subscribers in the month.

Banglalink acquired 330,000 new subscribers in January 2023, while GP added 80,000 and Robi added 210,000. Only Teletalk lost 10,000 subscribers during the month.

With the newly acquired customers, Banglalink's subscriber base stood at around 41.4 million at the end of January 2023.

Banglalink celebrated the milestone achievement at the Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka on Thursday in presence of Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar, Post and Telecommunication Secretary Abu Hena Morshed Zaman, Banglalink CEO Erik Aas and Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer of Banglalink Taimur Rahman, said a statement.

The achievement came as a result of Banglalink's drive for nationwide network expansion and consistent technological advancement, it said.

The operator expanded its network coverage by around 40 per cent last year, increasing its total sites to more than 14,500, which contributed to its emergence as a truly national operator and has been recognised as the fastest 4G network in the country by Ookla for three consecutive years.

Banglalink also racked up the highest number of subscribers among all the operators in 2022.

The acquisition of 2.6 million new subscribers helped it to hit the double-digit revenue for two consecutive quarters last year.

Addressing the programme, Mr Jabbar said: "Our telecom industry is a key driving force behind Bangladesh's technological progress. As one of the leading telecom operators, Banglalink has played a pivotal role in this advancement."

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